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Have you been prescribed Alinia medication? At NiceRx, we may be able to assist. With our help, you may be able to get your Alinia for $49 per month.*

By working directly with your healthcare provider, we help eligible individuals enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications. Our process is simple and straightforward, as we handle the full enrollment process for you, helping you get easy and affordable access to the medications you need without the hassle and stress.

Your monthly Alinia cost savings if eligible

If you are successfully enrolled in the Alinia patient assistance program, you could save the following every month. You could save:

StrengthAvg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
500mg 12 tablets$1,670.00$49.00$1,621.00

Am I eligible for the Alinia patient assistance program?

Each patient assistance program defines the eligibility criteria for successful enrollment. At NiceRx, we review each Alinia assistance program application individually, although the main factors considered by most programs are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Alinia patient assistance program? 

We do everything to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Alinia patient assistance program. To apply through NiceRx simply complete your personal online enrollment application, and tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Alinia. At this stage, you will also need to provide us with full details of your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information must be accurate and up to date as it is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

Having reviewed the details of your application, NiceRx will determine if you may be eligible for Alinia assistance. If so, we’ll handle the full enrollment process for you and will also request your Alinia medication refills on your behalf for up to one year.

Is NiceRx an Alinia coupons provider?

NiceRx is not an Alinia coupon, an Alinia discount card, or an Alinia copay card provider. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Alinia patient assistance program. We don’t offer printable Alinia manufacturer coupons, Alinia discounts, rebates, Alinia savings cards, trial offers, or free Alinia samples.

Can NiceRx help me get Alinia if I have insurance? 

If your insurance company won’t pay for your Alinia medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility, we may be able to help. We may even be able to assist if you don’t have insurance or your Medicare plan doesn’t cover Alinia. Apply online to find out more.

How much is Alinia with insurance?

The cost of Alinia will vary by healthcare plan. Your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

How much does Alinia cost without insurance?

Alinia prices without insurance will vary depending on if you buy the oral suspension or tablets, the amount and the dose you buy, and where you buy it from. As a guide, a pack of 6, 500 mg Alinia tablets will cost around $1000.

What is Alinia?

Alina is a prescription medication used to treat diarrhea caused by the parasites Giardia lamblia or Cryptosporidium parvum. It can be given to patients one year and over as a liquid, or to patients 12 years and older as a tablet. Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum are microorganisms that infect your digestive system. They aren’t bacteria or viruses, they’re actually microscopic animals. When they infect you, they act as parasites. They live in your digestive system and feed on the food and drink you consume. They release substances as they do this that can make you ill, usually by giving you watery diarrhea. Without treatment, this can last from four to six weeks.

Alinia is the only FDA approved treatment for Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum infections. You take Alinia over the course of three days, either by swallowing an Alinia tablet or Alinia liquid (suspension solution). It kills the parasites, curing your infection and stopping your diarrhea. 

Alinia active ingredients

The active ingredient in Alinia is called nitazoxanide. It kills the Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum parasites that can cause diarrhea. Nitazoxanide works by stopping an enzyme the parasites have in their bodies that helps them convert food into energy. This starves the parasites of energy, and quickly kills them.

Alinia side effects & Alinia drug interactions

The most common side effects caused by Alinia include:

  • Headaches
  • Feeling sick
  • Stomach pain
  • Chromaturia (discolored urine)

In rare instances, Alinia can cause more serious side effects, including:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication
  • Dyspnea – shortness of breath and difficulty breathing that in some cases can be serious

Alinia can interact with other medications. This can change how Alinia and the other medications work and can make some side effects more likely. Tell your prescribing physician if you take any of the following: 

  • Warfarin, a blood thinner taken to prevent and treat blood clots
  • Phenytoin, an anti-seizure medication 
  • Cefazolin, an antibiotic

Alinia warnings & precautions

Children under one year of age should not take the Alinia suspension solution, while those under 12 must not take Alinia tablets. Don’t take Alinia if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient nitazoxanide
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Alinia (you can find these listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
  • Are taking warfarin

Talk to your doctor before taking Alinia if you:

  • Are taking any of the other medications that could interact with Alinia (see the section above)
  • Have HIV/AIDS or another immune system disease
  • Have liver disease
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have biliary (bile duct) disease 
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Are over 65 years of age

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The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.